LIFE 2018 Statewide Conference

Low-Income Forum on Energy (LIFE)

LIFE 2018 Statewide Conference: May 22-23, 2018

New York State: Leadership in Advancing Clean Energy Solutions for Low-Income Residents and Communities

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), in cooperation with the LIFE Steering Committee, are proud to announce the LIFE 2018 Statewide Conference will be held on May 22 and 23, 2018 at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, New York.

Through interactive and innovative sessions, attendees can expect to learn new skills and gain expertise about energy assistance programs, low-income energy policy, emerging energy issues, innovative programs, consumer protections, and best practices. The Conference features more than 40 workshops, including valuable trainings for contractors, community-based organizations (CBOs), and attorneys. For organizations looking to expand their outreach to low-income energy stakeholders, the Conference offers exhibitor opportunities. Come network with colleagues in the low-income energy field and honor the 2018 LIFE Achievement Award winners.

Don’t miss the premier New York State low-income energy event! 

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Working to help low-income New Yorkers address energy issues

LIFE, the Low-Income Forum on Energy, is a unique statewide dialogue that brings together organizations and individuals committed to addressing the challenges and opportunities facing low-income New Yorkers as they seek safe, affordable and reliable energy. The LIFE dialogue encourages an interactive exchange of information and collaboration among the programs and resources that assist low-income energy consumers. The initiative is supported by the New York State Public Service Commission and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Anyone wishing to receive updates on the Low-Income Forum on Energy (LIFE) can join the LIFE email listLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. or contact LIFE@nyserda.ny.gov with inquiries.

Mission Statement

To guide LIFE activities and ensure that that the LIFE program meets its goals, the following mission statement has been developed by the LIFE Steering Committee:

  • To maintain a forum which attracts a diverse range of parties whose efforts will have an impact on the ability of low-income customers to meet their energy needs.
  • To seek, identify, and address the full range of low-income energy issues.
  • To broaden participation and encourage involvement of all stakeholders in the energy forum.
  • To encourage linkages through the forum to strengthen the understanding of and support for the energy needs of low-income New Yorkers.
  • To encourage an interactive exchange of information and collaboration among the programs and resources that helps the State’s low-income households.
  • To provide a venue for policy makers to hear of emerging issues from those at the front end of program delivery, identification of best practices, and networking opportunities for those in the low-income energy field.